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Helping Women and Girls of Color Thrive

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

There are many gaps in the world of research. One of the most longstanding is the dearth of studies focused on women and girls of color. And that’s a problem, says Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, because “If we are going to have comprehensive, accurate, nuanced knowledge in our society, we need to make sure we have a diversity of people doing the exploring and investigating. In every subject area, if there are no women of color, we need to change that.” 

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University of Minnesota toughens policy against sexual assault and harassment

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

For the first time, almost all University of Minnesota employees will be required to report incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment directed at students.

The mandate, which takes effect Jan. 1, is part of a new policy approved Friday by the Board of Regents.

Read the Star Tribune story.


Your voices mattered

Monday, December 18, 2017

President Kaler sent this message to all students, faculty and staff . . . 

To the University Community, 


I am pleased to report that the U.S. House and Senate have agreed to remove the graduate tax provision from any final federal tax reform bill. This is a victory for students here at the University of Minnesota and across the country.

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Travel ban keeps international students from family, education

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing President Donald Trump’s travel ban to take effect amid legal debate will make it more difficult for some international University of Minnesota students to travel back home.

Approximately 150 students and scholars at the University will be affected by the Supreme Court’s Dec. 4 reversal of an injunction restricting the ban. The ban is currently being appealed in district courts in Hawaii and Maryland.


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